ASC Education is excited to announce its first overseas version of the No Kidding Shakespeare Camp, travelling in the summer of 2013 to Shakespeare's old stomping grounds: London, England. How has the city changed in the past four hundred years, and what has stayed the same? With a focus on the city's vibrant theatrical scene, campers will experience what London had to offer Shakespeare and what it offers millions of visitors each year in the modern age.
"This summer, after nearly 36 years of taking groups to London, I have put together a trip that combines the academic loves of my life: Shakespeare, London, and theatre. Our one of a kind "camp" will make London itself and its streets, parks, and buildings – especially the Globe – our text, as we use the City to explore the geography of a week in the life of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. You’ll go where they went, see in real life and in your mind’s eye what they saw, and understand as you could in no other way what that unprecedented time was like. Among the insider opportunities you’ll have will be a look at the Globe’s new Wanamaker indoor theatre from the builder of the Globe, Peter McCurdy, and you'll be my guests at the Victoria and Albert Museum for my lecture on our Shakespeare theatre in Staunton.
And, after our week of London, your can feast on more plays at the world’s greatest theatre festival in the enchanting city of Edinburgh. I hope you will join us.
Director of Mission, Ralph Alan Cohen, will lead the program, drawing from his years of experience as the founder of JMU's Study Abroad program. Check in begins in London on Saturday, July 27th at 4pm. Join us for a week of exploration and entertainment in one of the world's most exciting and historically rich cities. Meet Peter McCurdy, builder of Shakespeare's Globe; Patrick Spottiswoode, director of Education at Shakespeare's Globe, visit the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Rose Theatre Remains, Roman London and much more!
"Would I were in an alehouse in London." -- Boy, Henry V
When: No Kidding Shakespeare Camp 2013: London Edition will be held July 27th - August 3rd, 2013, with an optional Edinburgh Add-On (see below) running till August 7th, 2013.
What: During the week-long camp, participants will travel throughout London, immersing themselves in the poetic, artistic, and theatrical culture of the city. We will visit locations that would have been familiar to Shakespeare and see how they have endured or changed through the centuries, as well as sampling some of the newer attractions. We will see multiple performances at the Globe, as well as shows at other theatres and outdoor spaces.
Shows will include Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Globe and One Man, Two Guv'nors at the Haymarket.
Who: Campers will work with Dr. Ralph Alan Cohen, author of ShakesFear and How to Cure It as well as ASC Education staff, Globe education staff, archaeologists from the Museum of London, and other special lecturers. Ralph will be presenting at the Victoria and Albert Museum. We will visit with Peter McCurdy, the builder of London's Globe, and with Patrick Spottiswoode, Director of Globe Education.
Where: Camp will be held in London, with apartments near the British Museum. Locations for lectures, workshops, and activities will include: the Globe Theatre, Bloomsbury, Covent Garden, Regent's Park, St. Paul's Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of London, the British Museum, the Inns of Court, a day trip to Oxford, and many more historical venues.
Prep: Suggested reading list:
Shakespeare's London, by Stephen Porter
1599: A year in the Life of William Shakespeare, by James Shapiro
A Gull's Hornbook, by Thomas Dekker (we will provide copies to registered participants)
Shakespeare's London Theatreland, by Julian Bowsher
Servant of Two Masters, by Carlo Goldoni (we will provide copies)
Cost: $2750 for eight days of camp, including lodging, travel passes, banquet, all admissions, all tours and guest lecturers. Participants will need to make their own travel arrangements to and from London. All participants must register and pay in full by June 14th, 2013.
*As of May 15th, this trip has officially met its minimum number of participants, and we're closing in on the maximum. There are only a few slots still available, so register soon!
Successful participation in the camp will yield approximately 45-50 hours of Professional Development points towards re-certification.
Make a gift towards a camper's tuition here.
"I will resolve for Scotland." -- Northumberland, Henry IV, Part 2
For an additional cost, campers may choose to continue on from Saturday, August 3rd through Wednesday, August 7th, traveling with us north to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival.
Cost: $800 for the additional days of camp, including transport from London to Edinburgh, lodging, and tickets to several performances per day. Participants will need to make their own travel arrangements returning from either Edinburgh or London. All participants must register and pay in full by June 14th, 2013.
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